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For some language courses, a year in Paris is usual. But if you're reading Arabic, you have to travel a little further afield, as Rosie Collington found out

Arsenal cut through red sea

Arsenal 2 Hartson 73, Parlour 88 Sunderland 0 Attendance: 38 ,016

Obituary:Dr Zoheir Khayat

In Greek legend Sisyphus was condemned forever to push a great rock up a hill. Each time he reached the top it fell back again to the bottom. This was the story of Dr Zoheir Khayat. Three times he built up a splendid medical practice; each time it was overcome by revolution.

True tale or great white lie?

Newspapers call this time of year "the silly season". It is actually an abbreviation for "the month for silly stories about the seas and things that live in them". So it was no surprise to read about the extraordinary adventure of a British holidaymaker rescued by dolphins after being attacked by a great white shark.

A life at the fillums

'I am a Brian de Palma title: Obsession,'r cent of the population aged seven and over went to the movies at least once last year. In this centenary year of the cinema, we celebrate the joys of cinemagoing

Trafalgar House clears decks

Three executive directors of Trafalgar House, the QE2 to construction group, are set to pick up a total of pounds 862,000 following their removal from the board yesterday.

Cunard in pounds 15bn fight with Egypt over reef

Cunard officials will meet Egyptian authorities tomorrow in an attempt to sort out a pounds 15 million compensation claim for damage to a coral reef in the Red Sea.

Cunard liner seized in pounds 15m dispute over reef

The Egyptian authorities have detained Cunard's liner Royal Viking Sun pending a pounds 15m compensation claim for damage to a coral reef in the Red Sea.

Divers to survey damaged liner

LOUISE JURY

Life returns to the world and to us

Kieron Conry, of the Catholic Media Office, continues our series of meditations for Holy Week with a consideration of the meanings concealed by the timing of the festival.

Top of the charts for '96

Vietnam is vieux jeu, Phuket passe, Burma's the next big adventure. Holidays, too, are subject to fashion's whims.

Red Sea mediation

Red Sea mediation

Battle over Red Sea islands

Sanaa - Yemen and Eritrea fought a fierce battle with warships and aircraft over disputed islands in the key Red Sea shipping lane. Yemeni military sources said Eritrean forces were firing at Yemeni positions on the Red Sea island of Greater Hanish from warships but have not landed yet.

Between the devil and the deep red sea

Helen Womack finds Russians desperate to do the right thing in an election with no clear leading candidates

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The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
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Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
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Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

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I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...